Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We post these Prayers of the Faithful each week with the hope that they are helpful in your own reflection and conversations with God. These prayers are from the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct 2-3, 2022.

Thousands of years ago you urged Habakkuk to trust in the power of the vision, the promises you make to humanity. We seek to trust today, too, and so we pray

That our Church, our parish, our faith leaders proclaim and live the promise of healing, hope, welcome, and reconciliation to all God’s people, we pray to the Lord.

That those who are oppressed in our world not lose hope, and that people of good heart and good faith give them reason to hope by our actions, we pray to the Lord.

That those who carry heavy burdens of illness of mind, body or spirit, be held in God’s love, a love that is made visible through our words and actions, we pray to the Lord.

For prisoners and offenders, that they know they are loved. That our prisons and correctional systems see themselves as places of healing and re-entry to society, and not only punishment. Blessings of strength and compassion to those who staff our correctional facilities, we pray to the Lord.

For those who are struggling because of higher prices and those who are afraid, thinking of how they will heat their homes this winter. For social policies and assistance for those who struggle, we pray to the Lord.

For those whose journey in this life is now complete, that they be welcomed to the table with God’s embrace and love. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM Deceased Members of the Aceto Family by The Family

7:30 AM Patricia Minervino by Margaret DeSarno

9:30 AM Franz, Cecilia & Martin Strobl by Frank Paul

5:00 PM  For the people of the Parish both Living & Deceased

We pray to the Lord.

God, accept these intentions and those we hold silently. We ask, too, that you stir up the gift of the Spirit you have given us in Baptism, confirmation and Eucharist that we may more fully trust in your promises and live lives that invite others into your community of love.  Amen.

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We offer these Prayers of the Faithful from the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept 24-25, 2022, as points of reflection for your own prayer life. Perhaps one or more speak to you as you talk with Jesus about what is in your heart.

God, who are our Father and Mother, Jesus came to be the sign and promise of your love. May these prayers be a sign of our desire to trust and grow in your love.

Bless those who are suffering: the hungry and desperate, people battered by hurricane Fiona this week who have lost homes and loved ones; refugees fleeing from danger, those living in fear. We pray to the Lord.

Give us enough courage and trust that all of us, and our leaders, not be afraid to read the “signs of the times,” to see and hear your Spirit speaking in the hearts, words, and actions of all your people. Let us all truly listen, without prepared answers, then pray and act according to your Spirit. We pray to the Lord.

Help us to pray from our hearts so that our liturgies may be expressions of hope and faith, not simply routine. Help us to find – alone and in our prayer together – moments of quiet, when we can hear the whispers of your Spirit. We pray to the Lord.

Give us the vision to see some way, however small, in which each of us has the ability and opportunity to make life better for at least one other person. Then give us the courage and creativity to act. We pray to the Lord.

For all, women, men, old and young, who serve the Church and serve their wider communities. For them we give thanks. May they know blessing in return for their giving. We pray others, too, may join them –  for it is in this way your love is made present. We pray to the Lord.

Sunday evening begins Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Hebrew New Year. We pray blessings on our Jewish friends and neighbors and the gift of peace for your world. We pray to the Lord.

Today we ask that our loved ones who have died, and all with them, may know your light and your peace. Tell them we miss them and love them. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM  Eleanor Caminiti Caprio Small by Josephine DeSarno

7:30 AM  Valerie Ingalls McKague by Mom & Family

9:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased

5:00 PM Ellen Elizabeth Tracy-Scannell by Pauline Pinkos

We pray to the Lord

In faith we present these prayers to you. Bless those named here and those whose names are held in our hearts. Bless us in our bodies with health, our minds with understanding, our souls with the company of the Holy Spirit, that together we may produce a harvest of light to the glory of Christ our Savior. Amen.

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We post these Prayers of the Faithful each week, with the hope that they might help with personal prayer and reflection, knowing that the whole of Our Lady of Hope Parish joins in prayer.
Below are the Prayers of the Faithful for the 25th Week in Ordinary Time (Sept 17-18, 2022).
In Jesus we see the power of goodness is stronger than evil, light is stronger than darkness. In this hope and promise we pray:

That our church, its leaders and our parish seek to continue to grow in faithfulness to Jesus’ mission of integrity, mercy and the promotion of justice, we pray to the Lord.

In the face of dishonesty, injustice and corruption in our world, we pray that we do not lose courage or become cynical but remain strong in hope, committed to what is right and good, we pray to the Lord.

For an ending of the war in Ukraine which will bring peace  –  and respects the integrity of the Ukrainian people, we pray to the Lord.

That leaders of governments and those in authority will imitate the Lord’s love for justice in their words and deeds, we pray to the Lord.

For those who suffer from injustice, violence and abuse of their dignity because of domestic and gang violence and or the results of long-held views that discriminate against them, we pray to the Lord.

For those women and men whose words and actions defend the poor, expose the evil and harm that is being done, and call us to protect the natural universe and all creatures, we pray to the Lord.

That Queen Elizabeth and all who have died will rejoice in the Lord’s salvation in heaven. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM  Thomas Ferrante by Kay & Willy Guimond
7:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM  Anne Hayes by her sister Natalie Baltos
5:00 PM Carl H. Haynes by Rose & Dick Morris
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayers, and if today we might be the means by which you answer the prayers of others, then may you find us neither deaf nor defiant, but eager to fulfil your purpose. We make these prayers in the name of Christ our Lord and Brother. Amen

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We post these Prayers of the Faithful each week so that you may find them helpful in your own reflections and prayers. Below are the Prayers of the Faithful for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September10-11.

God, you want us to experience the depth of your love for us all. Open our hearts that we might let that love into our lives and in that way be able to share it with our brothers and sisters.

We pray that your church and our parish be places and people where love is shared, welcome and forgiveness are experienced. Take away our fears and the judgements we so easily make about others, so that love may be among us; let us never look upon another person as “unworthy” no matter their circumstances, past history, marital status, sexual identity, ethnic, or religious background. We pray to the Lord.

Bless and protect those whose life journey now includes Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss, their families and care-givers. We pray to the Lord.

Open our hearts to the growing numbers of people living on the streets in our cities, including Portland. Inspire us with wisdom, courage, and compassion in seeing them and knowing the best way to be Christ’s love for them. We pray to the Lord.

Bless our young people in this new school year, their parents and teachers. Bless those who are returning to university campuses in our area. Help them to know they are welcome and wanted here. Let us serve them and learn from them. We pray to the Lord.

This week we celebrate the feast of the Holy Cross. Show us how to comfort those in whom Christ’s Passion is happening in our world. Help us to feel a connection to Jesus and his knowledge of our own struggles and in our response to and sharing in the injustice of the world today. We pray to the Lord.

For all who have died. You loved them in this life. Let them know your extravagant love now in eternal life. On this Sept 11 we place before you all those who have died around the world as a result of terrorist attack.
With the Pope, Catholic people, and leaders around the world, we ask God’s blessings on Queen Elizabeth, her family, nation and the Commonwealth. We pray to the Lord.

At this Mass we especially remember:
4:30 PM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
7:30 AM Raymond Thibodeau, Sr.
9:30 AM Paulette Dugas
5:00 PM Marcus DeSanctis
We pray to the Lord.

Lord, your love is deeper than any of our faults and failures. Let us trust that love. Your love is more powerful than the scars and wounds that can harden our hearts. Let that love soften our hearts to receive your embrace. We place these and all the prayers, hopes and fears we carry into your hands and heart God through Jesus our Lord. 

Amen.

 

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Each week we post the Prayers of the Faithful from the previous weekend in hopes that these intentions help with your own prayer life and reflections. Below you’ll find the prayers from the 23rd in Ordinary Time – Labor Day Weekend, Sept 3-4, 2022.

God, your Word today calls us to make a decision to follow Jesus’ way. Teach us to see our world as your love would make it; let our wrestling with your truth bear fruit in this world and bring your kingdom closer.

We pray that your church be faithful to the voice of the Spirit who spoke to us in the Vatican Council 60 years ago and now speaks through the words and actions of Pope Francis. We pray to the Lord.

May we celebrate the Eucharist with care and attention that it be a source of our life, our decisions and our actions, and not just a weekly requirement. May we be changed by what we do, say, and pray here. We pray to the Lord.

On this Labor Day weekend we pray for those without jobs, workers who are treated unjustly or inhumanely, those whose work is dangerous or difficult. We pray to the Lord.

In this time of floods and fires, we pray for those suffering and dying in Pakistan, in the western US and other places. We pray for the courage and honesty to take decisive action to change the path of dangerous climate change. We pray to the Lord.

In thanks for small gestures of kindness: zucchini left on the doorstep, an unexpected card in the mail, music that touches the soul, cups of tea, laughter, hummingbirds at the window…when life gets overwhelming you send kindness through friend, stranger and nature. Help us to be not only receivers but carriers of kindness too. We pray to the Lord.

For those traveling this weekend. May their journeys be safe and courteous. We pray to the Lord.

For those friends, family and neighbors whose journey has now taken them beyond our sight to you. Bless them. Bless us with their memory. At this liturgy we especially remember:
4:30 PM Edward Ross
7:30 AM For the People of the Parish both Living & Deceased
9:30 AM Margaret White
5:00 PM Patricia Minnervino
We pray to the Lord.

Lord, the Book of proverbs says “where there is no vision, the people perish.” Help us to accept into our hearts the vision of Jesus. Guide our steps in his way. We make all these prayers in His name.

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayerful Concerns of Our Parish Community – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

May these Prayers of the Faithful from the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Aug 27-28, 2022, be helpful to you in your continuing prayers and personal reflection this week.

A person who is secure and held in love does not need to build him or herself up at the expense of others. As we pray for our brothers and sisters, deepen our own experience of being held in your love.

We pray that as friends of Jesus we follow him in seeking to affirm the dignity of every human being, without exception. We pray to the Lord.

For those who are often judged negatively or excluded because of their accent, their culture, educational or economic status, mental or physical health, sexuality – anything that sets them apart in the eyes of some. We pray to the Lord.

We remember those whose pillows are soaked with tears and whose eyes are tired and dim with weeping. We pray to the Lord.

For those who struggle to believe in goodness in others or in themselves, those for whom God appears distant or absent or whose ability to believe in God has been damaged by the way believers have treated them. We pray to the Lord.

For Pope Francis and all who lead us in ways of courage, faith, and mercy. We pray to the Lord.

For those who, this day, we want to pray for, and the ones who, unasked, tonight will pray for us. We pray to the Lord.

For those who have gone before us and now rest in the arms of God. At this liturgy we especially remember:

4:30 PM  Robert O’Connell

7:30 AM  Donald Ingalls

9:30 AM Margaret White

5:00 PM Benjamin Brown

We pray to the Lord

God, hear our prayer and make us willing agents of your gracious purposes, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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